Course organisation

On this page you can see how the TRADE degree course is organised

Course President

prof. Cristina Ziliani | Tel: 0521.902394

The President convenes and chairs the Course Council and supervises its activities.

Course Council

The tasks of the Course Council are governed by the University Regulations.
The Council consists of the course teaching staff and researchers and a student representative.
Student representatives: Marta Esposito

Quality Assurance Manager (RAQ)

prof. Silvia Bellini

The RAQ:

  • collaborates with the course President and the Department Director in the planning of improvement actions and monitors their implementation;
  • monitors the smooth running of teaching activities and support services;
  • informs the course President of any problem concerning the smooth running of teaching activities, also on the basis of students' reports.

Education Manager (MQD)

Mrs Maria Cristina Tamani

The Manager ensures the organisation and functionality of the didactics of the study course and manages and updates the content of the study course website.

Review Group (RG)

  • prof. Cristina Ziliani (Course President)
  • prof. Silvia Bellini (RAQ)
  • Mrs Maria Cristina Tamani (MQD)
  • prof. Cristina Zerbini
  • dott. Alessia Porroni (Rappresentante degli studenti e delle studentesse)
  • dott. Mattia Scalet (Rappresentante degli studenti e delle studentesse)
  • dott. Gloria Prando (Rappresentante degli studenti e delle studentesse)
  • dott. Sofia Perugi (Rappresentante degli studenti e delle studentesse)
  • dott. Alessandro Moreno Bello (Rappresentante degli studenti e delle studentesse)

The Review Group:

  • its task is to guide the course towards the objective of continuous improvement of results.
  • It manages the self-assessment process by periodically monitoring the course data, detecting strengths and weaknesses and proposing corrective and improvement actions.

Guidance delegate and tutoring

prof. Donata Tania Vergura (Guidance)

prof. Maria Grazia Cardinali (Tutoring)

The guidance and tutoring activities support students in their choice of university pathway and throughout their studies.

International Student Mobility Committee

The Committee manages student mobility (incoming and outgoing) in relation to all international exchange programmes (Erasmus Plus, Overworld etc.).

Committee President: Prof. Maria Cecilia Mancini

Contact persons:

Double degree: Prof. Fabio Landini

Erasmus: Prof. Donata Tania Vergura

Overworld: Prof. Andrea Cilloni

Career guidance delegate

Prof. Chiara Panari

The Delegate organises and promotes initiatives aimed at facilitating the entry of graduating and graduate students into the world of work.

Contact person for students with disabilities, Specific Learning Difficulties (DSA) or vulnerable groups

prof.ssa Beatrice Ronchini

The course contact person for vulnerable groups works in close collaboration with CAI (University Welcome and Inclusion Centre) on the reception, assistance, social integration and rights of people with disabilities, Specific Learning Difficulties (DSA) and Special Educational Needs (BES).


Steering Committee

The Steering Committee, consisting of a representation of course teaching staff and representatives from the world of work, ensures constant liaison with the world of business and the world of work, in order to assess the performance of the Study Courses, to draw up proposals for the definition and design of the course catalogue and learning objectives, and to promote contacts for possible student internships in companies and institutions.
How do we make sure that the contents of our Second-cycle degree are always in line with what the world of work requires and that TRADE develops the knowledge and skills (the 'knowing' and 'knowing how') needed by companies, both national and international, for the functions that are the natural outlet for our graduates, i.e. Marketing, Sales, Purchasing, Market Analysis and Research and, more generally, for managerial roles?

We meet with our Steering Committee, a group of managers and experts from leading Italian industrial and commercial companies, trade organisations, and marketing service agencies. 

The members of the TRADE Steering Committee are:

  • President Young Entrepreneurs CNA (National Confederation of Craftsmen) Emilia Romagna Region,
  • Pasta Marketing Director, Barilla
  • Founder and CEO, Around Marketing Managing Director Infor Group
  • Retail Sales Director, Parmalat
  • Trade Marketing Manager, Davines

The Committee meets with the Course President, Prof. Cristina Ziliani, and the TRADE Quality Assurance Manager, Prof. Silvia Bellini, to discuss:

  • skills and knowledge that Trade and Consumer Marketing graduates should possess (or enhance) in order to be usefully placed in the world of work, in particular for the key functions that you know and supervise;
  • subjects/topics/projects/activities that it would be useful to include/design, also in the placement area;
  • suggestions of best practices in existence at other degree courses of other Universities, including foreign ones, to be inspired by and to be borrowed from;
  • anything that may be useful to improve the teaching and placement of TRADE graduates.


Joint Committee of Teachers and Students (CPDS)

Each department establishes a Joint Committee of Teachers and Students (CPDS) consisting of one lecturer and one student from each course of study pertaining to the department.

The CPDS is a permanent observatory on teaching activities.